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City Government Opinion / Re: Waynesville does not really want industry.
« on: September 14, 2007, 05:47:23 AM »
My thoughts are this: People on this board in the past have always said the city leaders are to blame for no industry, and in the case of Andersons Vending machines, perhaps they pushed that industry out. Where would those who propose we have industry, put this industry? The answer would surely be, "Not in my neighborhood."
Bottom line is: Industry looks like Anderson Vending did. Do you want it, or do you not want it?

City Government Opinion / Waynesville does not really want industry.
« on: September 14, 2007, 05:41:15 AM »
Waynesville neighbors nuke city plan for industrial park
Darrell Todd Maurina

Residents of the Waynesville’s Briar Pointe, Glen Haven and Long Addition subdivisions say they don’t dispute that their city needs more jobs and a place to expand the city’s utility shed.

However, more than 60 who turned out Tuesday evening for a Waynesville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting strongly objected to plans to put a light industrial park on 16 acres of city-owned property near their homes and adjacent to Waynesville United Methodist Church.
Planning and Zoning Commission meetings rarely have many people attending, and commission members said they were surprised by the overflow attendance that filled the city council chambers and spilled into the hallway.

None of those who spoke supported the city’s plan to rezone the land to allow the city shed and unspecified light industrial businesses to relocate to the property, which city leaders purchased in 2001. Many asked what types of “light industrial” businesses were planned for the park.

Danny Graves, the city’s water, utilty and gas superintendent, said the intent is for a business to relocate that would make kitchen countertops, but the business owner didn’t attend the meeting.
That didn’t reassure residents.

“This just is not right. Every other place has industrial parks, but they are on main roads or out on the interstate,” said resident Karen Drossel.

Drossel challenged Planning and Zoning Commission members to consider what they would want near their own homes.
“If you lived in our neighborhood, I’m sure not one of you would want this in your back yard,” Drossel said.

Commission Chairman Erv Morris said he didn’t know of any commission member who had publicly stated a position on the project and said that just because the project was proposed for city-owned land didn’t mean it would receive easy approval.”

Resident Susan Petrich said using the land for an industrial park shouldn’t even be considered.
“I think it’s a crying shame that we’re even thinking of putting this up around our neighborhoods,” Petrich said. “We’ve heard promises and we’ve read things over and over in the paper, and it didn’t follow through.”

Morris quizzed Petrich on what she meant and emphasized that he hadn’t made any promises.

Resident Doug McCouch joined many other residents in warning that Highway T is already a dangerous road and said adding industrial traffic would only make it worse.
“I know the city has good intentions,” McCouch said. “There are too many ‘ifs’ on what is going in there.”

While industrial park proponents have said making kitchen countertops isn’t a “smokestack” use that would cause problems for neighbors, McCouch said he is a former shop teacher and warned that making kitchen countertops requires resins and other chemicals that may be harmful to the area.

That could cause even worse problems for some neighbors such as Mary Blewett, who said her son has asthma and cannot live in an area with polluted air.

“I have been a homeowner for three months,” Blewett said. “If something like this goes through, we have just taken out a 30-year loan for an oxygen bottle.”

Jon Morrissey, a former member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, said there’s no reason the project needs to be built on Highway T, and said that if it must be built there, the project should be zoned for I-1 industrial use, which allows a less-intensive category of businesses.

His wife Chris Morrissey concurred.
“We may not have a concern with that business, but without a doubt there will come a time that business sells or closes down,” she said.

Morrissey said Waynesville’s standards as a “bedroom community” depend on careful zoning that separates residences from incompatible uses, and said subdivisions have “gone downhill” because of zoning issues.

Bob Perry concurred, saying standards have changed since he moved to the area 27 years ago.
“I feel betrayed,” Perry said. “We didn’t want to buy out in the county where somebody could buy next to us and put in a junkyard, a car lot, a pig farm or an industrial park.”

Several residents referred to problems with developments whose owners haven’t followed through on their pledges.

Morris agreed.
“That whole area was proposed to the city as expensive townhouses,” Morris said. “If somebody proposes something and doesn’t follow through, hopefully they have some money.”

After closing the public comment period, Planning and Zoning Commission members unanimously and strongly rejected the rezoning, with some citing the failure of the countertop business owner to appear and others objecting to other failed projects.

“In terms of rationale or reason, I have heard nothing that makes any sense to me... I don’t see how you could create a bigger sore thumb,” said Planning and Zoning Commission member Joe Rapone. “That guy did a worse job than Sherman did on Atlanta, and we have to look at it every day.”

Councilman Alan Clark, who is a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, made the motion to reject the city’s proposal.

“That is going to wind up being the most dangerous intersection in the city,” Clark said. “You start putting tractor-trailers on that, it is going to be a death trap. I do this for a living, and I know what I am talking about.”

Local News / Re: Justice for domestic violence??
« on: September 14, 2007, 04:42:53 AM »
It was a child custody case.
I won it anyhow..
were you in the conversation? We used tapes in divorce and modifications ALL the time, in court. 

Local News / Re: Justice for domestic violence??
« on: September 14, 2007, 04:15:07 AM »
I was unable to use tape recordings in a case I was involved in.
you can tape record as long as one party knows about it! An individual cannot secretly tape two other individuals without their knowledge. The person taping has to be in the conversation that is recorded!!!

I studied that in law (unless its changed since then)

Local News / Re: Commissioners at it again, cut from Daily Guides pages.
« on: September 13, 2007, 01:06:42 AM »
Maybe it's just me but, the score seems to be.

JB King              50,000
Commissioners     0

Local News / Re: Commissioners at it again, cut from Daily Guides pages.
« on: September 13, 2007, 12:59:52 AM »
If the Daily Guide allows name calling perhaps we should too?

Local News / Commissioners at it again, cut from Daily Guides pages.
« on: September 13, 2007, 12:53:50 AM »
Sheriff’s glass request questioned
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 12:10 PM CDT
Darrell Todd Maurina

Pulaski County Sheriff J.B. King wasn’t at Monday’s county commission meeting — he’s handling bailiff duties for a murder trial in a Phelps County case being heard by a Pulaski County jury — but commissioners addressed several jail issues in his absence.

Presiding Commissioner Bill Ransdall received a call from the father of a Pulaski County resident who was arrested in Pulaski County but is being housed in the Phelps County Jail.
“This gentleman was complaining that Phelps County is full and his son is sleeping on the floor, and our jail is not full,” Ransdall said.

Commissioner Bill Farnham said he didn’t have a problem with inmates sleeping on the floor and reminded commissioners that his own son has a criminal record.

“You know, there’s a real good simple solution to that: if he hadn’t got in trouble, he wouldn’t be in jail,” Farnham said. “I don’t have a lot of sympathy for those in jail.”
Most of Pulaski County’s overflow inmates are currently held in the Dixon City Jail, Miller County Jail and Phelps County Jail. Ransdall asked whether Pulaski County Commissioners had been able to work out an arrangement with Laclede County to offer a lower rate that would make it financially feasible to send inmates to Lebanon. Ransdall recommended that due to the upcoming Highway 17 bridge construction project, commissioners should send a letter to Laclede County asking what the price would be to house Pulaski County inmates in Lebanon.

“I tell you, with as high as fuel has been I’m not sure it wouldn’t be cheaper to send them to Laclede County than to drive them to Tuscumbia for their jail,” Thornsberry said.

Tuscumbia is the county seat of Miller County.
King also submitted written bids to County Clerk Diana Linnenbringer for security glass and a speaker system for the county jail’s public access window. Thornsberry said he didn’t appreciate receiving a written request without King being present to explain it and answer questions.

“He can come in and talk to us when he wants to buy things, not just drop things off on Diana. He’s always unavailable when we want to talk with him,” Thornsberry said. “He needs to come over here and visit with us about this stuff.”
Comments are limited to 200 words or less.
Watcher wrote on Sep 12, 2007 6:54 PM: " Hey there obey the laws. You apparently aren't aware of the fact that people get picked up every day through no fault of their own. Quite often because of spouses, are any one who has a grudge against them calling in a false report. It happens all the time. This probably won't do any good to make you aware of it, because you appear to be mentally unable to comprehend that this does happen on a regular basis. You sound like one of our wonderful deputies. Did you ever hear of mistaken identity? Quite often the law is only as good as the people that are supposed to be trying to enforce it. I have met at least 2 of the deputies in this county that are bigger crooks then the people they arrest. You may be one of them. I have no complaints against our sheriff because I believe he is doing the best he can with what he has to do with. "
Sheriff J. B. King wrote on Sep 12, 2007 6:19 PM: " Since this blog has taken on a life of its own I would like to point out that several weeks ago I did appear in front of the Commission and the issue of the security glass was discussed in great detail. The Commissioners were the ones who wanted additional bids on the project. I did not think I needed to appear again when I submitted the bids they requested. "
Carl wrote on Sep 12, 2007 4:33 PM: " In keeping with good ol' boy tradition, if Mr. King would be a little better palm greaser, things would go much smoother for him and his department. What a breath of fresh air, in this odious bureaucracy, Mr. King is. God bless Mr. King in all he does to protect and serve the citizens of Pulaski county. "
Newsflash wrote on Sep 12, 2007 4:11 PM: " Here's a newsflash for "Dont even hear ya'll anymore..blah...blah". JT Roberts was the biggest whiner/complainer. He whined/complained so much until he got a lawyer and sued the county which cost us taxpayers about $250,000.00. That money sure would have come in handy for Sheriff King. So hell yes lets vote him back in we have money to burn! "
Me,Again! wrote on Sep 12, 2007 2:57 PM: " Why is it that when something is questioned the Sheriff can find the time to respond on this board, but we never hear from the "2 stooges"? Who really wants to set the record straight?, and who is it that is playing stupid, petty games? Get to work gentlemen, you were elected to do a job!!!!! "
JT Roberts? wrote on Sep 12, 2007 12:47 PM: " If you want him again you are on something that isn't legal. He ran the dept on the fringe of legality, illegal search/seizure, no tracking of evidence (JB King corrected all this), gestapo like tactics and let's not forget about the Pulaski County Navy!!! The boat and motor issue that has floated around. As for me I like a legal law enforcement establishment! "
Jenjen wrote on Sep 12, 2007 12:24 PM: " It's clear that the animosity that has built up is in the way of a professional working relationship. This type behavior sends a red flag to me as a Pulski County register voter that change is needed and long over due. Safety and emergency preparedness should be a priority in today society. Issues should addressed and necessary resources should be provided in a professional manner. Grown men publically displaying their lack of positive communication skills. I'm amazed they are in the positions they are in. "
me! wrote on Sep 12, 2007 11:38 AM: " THANK YOU, SHERIFF J.B. KING!!! "
Dont even hear ya'll anymore..blah...blah.. wrote on Sep 12, 2007 11:36 AM: " Sure hope JT Roberts runs again in the next election. So sick of the constant whining and complaining!!! "
Hmmmmm wrote on Sep 12, 2007 10:56 AM: " Hmmmmm! Just a thought here. But if Pulaski County built a state of the art prison facility, say maybe a farm, couldn't other counties store their overflow here and pay Pulaski county to house their inmates? Farnham and Ransdall could get jobs there serving as cooks because I think their current post will be filled by another soon. If we build a prison farm we could raise cattle and feedlot operation and benefit from new laws and credits coming. Inmates incarcerated could actually pay for their stay and learn to work and not cause trouble. Or, the could sit and rot and sleep on the floor. "
Smokey wrote on Sep 12, 2007 8:27 AM: " Dennis T. Here is a simple reason JB put in the purchase request. I will write real slow so you can read it. SAFETY. The door to the sheriff’s office is right next to the window to the office that receives visitors. If someone wants to do harm all they need to do is to shoot through the glass and kill a deputy. Get it? "
Sheriff J. B. King wrote on Sep 12, 2007 7:13 AM: " I feel the need to comment again. First the article above was not correct, I was not doing bailiff work on the murder trial. There are a total of four Deputies assigned to that trial, 2 from Pulaski, 1 from Texas County and 1 from Phelps County. There were also two other Judges in action and Pulaski County had to assign a bailiff to both courtrooms. I took one and a reserve officer took the other. On Thursday the 13th we will need at least three extra bailiffs because we will have 2 murder trials in progress at the same time. So I will again miss the Commission meeting to work. The Sheriff of the county where the trial is held is responsible for any extra bailiffs that are needed. The four bailiffs that are working the murder case are under the 25th judicial circuit and they go where ever needed for the big cases. Since the court is my responsibility I am there. It also frees up a Deputy to respond to your calls for help. "
extremely concerned citizen wrote on Sep 12, 2007 4:36 AM: " It seems to me that the sheriff is doing his job to the best of his ability. Now, before someone accuses me of it, no I am not a cop. I am a mom, and a good one at that. I am sure that if the money is needed, and people see that, then the tax can be passed, maybe we need a petition started to get this ball to rollin. As far as prisoners sleeping on the floor, I don't believe that for a second, there are laws that prevent things like that, and lawsuits are not as common as they were because prisoners get too much comforts of home stuff. If the jail is full, then the jail is full, and prisoners must be sent elsewhere. Maybe we need more officers to police the crime, and maybe we need a new jail, you think? "
Obey the LAWS, watcher!!! wrote on Sep 12, 2007 4:14 AM: " I completely agree with Mr. Farnham, they put themselves in a position to have probable cause to arrest them!!!! If people don't put themselves in those positions and obey the laws, they won't be arrested!!!! Simple as that watcher!!!!!!!! "
To; sic & tired wrote on Sep 12, 2007 3:38 AM: " "sic & tired, you evidently don't know that to "reduce the crime rate"it takes more Deputies out patrolling, and two commissioners already complain about the gas they use now!!! If you want crimes reduced and have protection against criminals, you have to pay for it!!! You can't have it both ways!!! "
YOU DON'T GET IT!!!!! wrote on Sep 12, 2007 2:54 AM: " Who crowned you God Almighty, Dennis Thornsberry??? Sheriff King does have priorities!!!"HIS JOB"!!! He can't just "come over here and visit with you", at your convenience!!! If you had any BRAINS, you'd know that!!! Sheriff King's job is 24/7,unlike yours,2 mornings a week!!! If you and Ransdall would put the Law Enforcement Tax on the ballot, he could have more Deputies to help him!!! You just made it very obvious once again, how bad the Sheriff needs more Deputies!!! And paying other towns or counties to house Pulaski County's prisoners isn't too smart either!!! Then you complain about how much gas they use to haul those prisoners all over the place!!! The more the county grows,(as Pulaski Co. has and still is) the more criminals you have,the more Deputies you need!!! Then more money to haul them to other towns or counties and pad their pockets!!!DO YOU GET IT THORNSBERRY AND RANSDALL??? You need to stop sitting on your brain and be more responsible with the taxpayers money!!! BUILD A NEW JAIL WITH THAT MONEY INSTEAD OF GIVING IT TO OTHER TOWNS OR COUNTIES!!!!!!!! "
Hmmm wrote on Sep 11, 2007 11:35 PM: " Sic... ya see the same crime because there is pretty much the same number of deputies and the crime rate is skyrocketing with the population. Whine.... Seems to me that the Sheriff was upstairs in his courthouse! Why does he baliff instead of a the deputy can stay on the road protecting US! Seems every modern Sheriff's Dept. I have seen has bullet proof everything!! Why do you think they call them secure areas? "
Carl wrote on Sep 11, 2007 10:35 PM: " Amen! "
Huh wrote on Sep 11, 2007 8:59 PM: " Does anybody find Farnham's comments regarding a prisoner sleeping on the floor inappropriate? Personal opinions aside, he is a commissioner who should be providing for the welfare of his constituents. It is my belief these 'gentlemen' should check their personal opinions at the door and do a better job of serving we who live in this county. Don't even get me started on what is really petty. Like badmouthing the JB King while he is doing his job. Unbelieveable! And whay can't he submit a purchase request through "Diana"? If his request spurs questions seems like you can request he provide something to substantiate his request before you approve it. Grow Up! I find it amazing that anyone wants to be the Sherriff knowing they have to deal with the commissioners. Keep up the good work JB! "
Sheriff J. B. King wrote on Sep 11, 2007 8:36 PM: " FYI, the Laclede County jail has operated at max capacity all this year. The Laclede County Sheriff is looking for space for his inmates. Phelps County is at max most of the time. Miller County continues to grow but they can only go so far. Within the next 3-4 years there is a good chance that Pulaski County will find themselves with a large jail list and no where to go. And for the record Pulaski County operates at or close to max capacity every day. Our budgeted inmate board amount for this year will disappear soon and we will be in the red. I repeat once again we need a new jail. "
Killed? wrote on Sep 11, 2007 8:31 PM: " Is it going to take a Sheriff's Dept employee getting killed to wake these 2 idiots up???? The dispatcher is 3' from the person on the other side of the window and this isn't Mayberry! I feel sorry for those people in the Sheriff's Dept. having to depend on Ransdall and Thornsberry for their safety. THORNSBERRY READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL AS WELL AS THIS BLOG. DON'T RUN FOR RE-ELECTION. REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR BUDDY CRISMON! "
Hot Dog wrote on Sep 11, 2007 7:23 PM: " Oh boy, since Dennis and Billy R. want to be Sheriff lets let each of them pull graveyard shifts. Billy R. and Dennis send Diana to Sheriff King to deliver THEIR notes and messages. So it isn't okay for the Sheriff to do the same especially since he is busy? What is Diana, Dennis and Billy R.'s personal assistant and the Sheriff isn't allowed to have her deliver written requests? Dennis has to go and so does Billy. The first paragraph in this "waste of ink" article states the Sheriff was in court. So the rest of it is a pure attack on Sheriff King nothing more and shame on the media for even thinking this is news worthy. "
duh wrote on Sep 11, 2007 6:26 PM: " The sheriff works five days a week ...sometimes more. He rarely works only 8 hours a day. Now let’s think this out. The stooges work 2 days a week. Seems to me they could arrange to meet the sheriff when HE has free time. They sure have enough of it (free time). I would be curious as to what the stooges’ salary works out to hourly! I think that would show the county who’s over paid. Something’s wrong with this picture. "
Whine, Whine, Who Got the Biggest Whine wrote on Sep 11, 2007 6:03 PM: " I hope King is bailiff for a Pulaski County trial being held in Phelps... otherwise what is our county sheriff doing bailiff duties for Phelps county... clarify why bailiffs are hired by the courts but county sheriffs who are so busy are doing that duty over deputies... etc? Sure is clear the law enforcement folks are doing editiorial comments again... Why do they have the attitude that others should, "Shut up and give us the damn money!"? Improvements are one thing... palacial jails are another... perks are another... it is a safety issue at the dispatch that should be addressed, but, When they go outside to smoke do they take a safety body shield with them? Geezzzzzzzzz... talkin' about gettin' a life! "
watcher wrote on Sep 11, 2007 5:59 PM: " Hey Farnham what ever happened to (innocent until proven guilty)? Anyone can wind up in jail for any number of reasons, and be held until the law decides what they are going to do. That includes innocent victims of mistakes made by our less then great law officers. It happens all the time. Perhaps it should happen to you and you get to sleep on the floor. "
sic & tired wrote on Sep 11, 2007 5:56 PM: " now i admit king is doing a better job then roberts, but if you want to get down to the nitty-gritty. instead of always asking for money, maybe they should try to reduce the crime rate. because in that area, i haven't seen much of a difference since j.b. has taken over "
remedy wrote on Sep 11, 2007 5:42 PM: " Thornsberry will always be this way. Maybe a replacement in the next election is due. "
confused mechanic wrote on Sep 11, 2007 4:30 PM: " What is there to explain about security glass and a speaker system for the county jail’s public access window Mr. Thornsberry? I got it in one short written sentence why didn't you? Seems to me the Sherriff should be out doing his job of protecting the people not answering questions about a straight forward bid. "
Just Me wrote on Sep 11, 2007 3:16 PM: " Again, the commissioners are on the attack. They KNOW where the Sheriff is and why he is not there to get on his knees to beg for what is needed. Of course, the commissioners aren't the ones needing bullet proof glass are they? They aren't in danger like the deputies inside that little room. The commissioners need to quit whining and just do theri job with a minimum of fuss. Particularly Thornsberry and Ransdall. I guess it is anything to call attention to your self-importance huh? "
Wondering wrote on Sep 11, 2007 2:38 PM: " Why is it so important for the Sheriff to be there....they all know where the Sheriff works, can they not make an appointment with the Sheriff to discuss these things.....he is trying to do his job also....I think this is just petty....are they above going and asking him themselves if they have questions.....I just cannot comprehend why they cannot go over and visit with him on these things.... "
The stupidity continues! wrote on Sep 11, 2007 12:47 PM: " Wow so much commissioner ignorance. 1. I saw the Sheriff working as a baliff when the commissioners were meeting. Guess he should just tell the judge in the murder trial that he has to go answer to the 2 stooges. 2. Lets just let a dispatcher get assaulted or shot! What stupidity. It's a safety issue!! Those poor dispatchers deal with over 1,200 people a month at that window. Let's protect them. Doesn't the county have a multi million dollar fund for courthouse improvements? 3. Inmates on the floor. Well if the 2 good ole boy commissioners would support the SALES tax that the people want there would be a new jail that operates in the black and we wouldn't be sending our $$ out of county. OK nuf said....lets get Thornsberry out of office at election time so we can fix the rest of the Law Enforcement Issues of OUR county! "

National News / Police Find Man's Body, Guillotine In Wooded Area
« on: September 12, 2007, 11:30:38 PM »
Police Find Man's Body, Guillotine In Wooded Area ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The body of a 41-year-old man was found in a wooded area next to a guillotine he built and used to kill himself, police said.
The man, from the Detroit suburb of Melvindale, was discovered Monday by workers from a shopping center near his home.
Allen Park Deputy Police Chief Dale Covert said the roughly six-foot tall guillotine was bolted to a tree and included a swing arm. Covert said police also found several store receipts detailing the materials used to assemble the device.
"I can't even tell you how long it must have taken him to construct," he said. "This man obviously was very determined to end his life."

Oh yes. Cold Spot, Sorry.

The Sidetracker is being taken over by Michelle Bunch at the first of the month. She told me she's invested in some kind of coffee machine, and plans on serving that kind of thing all day now.

wow I didn't know that the side tracker was even still open...   and is the watering hole, the cold spot??

Sidetracker by Dairy Queen is quiet and does Karaoke too..

On South 17 about a half mile down it at Buckhorn exit.
the watering hole??? 

The Watering Hole in Buckhorn does Karaoke..

Just be glad you got it like that. LOL

yeah I have been there...  but I don't like all the military guys that try and hang all over you

National News / Re: Kid Rock and Tommy Lee fight at MTV VMAs
« on: September 11, 2007, 04:13:09 AM »
According to eyewitnesses, Lee — sitting at the same table as Diddy — jawed at Rock as he made his way toward the Bad Boy CEO, with whom he was supposed to present the show's final performance. It wasn't clear exactly what Lee said to Rock, but apparently after his words, Rock slapped the drummer, according to eyewitnesses. Lee, one eyewitness said, attempted to fight back but, before he was able to land a blow, was punched in the face by Rock.

Many inside the venue — including Jermaine Durpi — were oblivious to the fight taking place behind them. Others either tried to get out of the way as security tossed chairs to reach the outbreak or were stunned and didn't quite know what was going on.

Security quickly detained both men, with Lee being immediately removed from the venue. Rock, with his cigar still in his mouth, was held back momentarily until Lee left and calmly walked out alongside security.

"I never hit nobody for nothing before," Rock was overhead saying in the lobby of the casino. "I told him to shut the f--- up."

According to a spokesperson for the Las Vegas Police Department, Rock was cited for misdemeanor battery for his assault on Lee. Rock was not detained or taken into police custody but was issued a summons. He'll need to return to Vegas for a future court date, and if convicted, he faces a $500 fine and up to six months behind bars.

The two rockers have on and off histories with Anderson. Rock recently married — and divorced — the former "Baywatch" star, and Lee married her in 1995.

The love triangle's presence in one setting certainly set the stage for an explosive situation that detonated in an ugly fashion. Sunday night, however, wasn't the first time Rock and Lee have scuffled. There must be something about Vegas. On New Year's Eve, less than two months after Anderson filed for divorce from Rock, the "Bawitdaba" scribe reportedly learned that his ex had wandered back into Lee's arms.

An upset Rock allegedly tried to track Lee down, and, with the help of his bodyguards, kicked down what he believed to be the drummer's room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Instead, he happened upon a startled family. Rock reportedly signed autographs for them so they wouldn't press charges and retreated to a nearby strip club.

The dynamic between the three has been rocky ever since Rock and Anderson first hooked up. But it was the divorce filing that really kicked the rivalry into overdrive. Lee reveled in the news, and reportedly called Rock on the phone to taunt him about the failure of his short-lived union.

Before the show started, Rock and Anderson traded a brief pleasantry before each stepped on the red carpet. Anderson only quietly said "hey" to her former beau.

Anderson, however, was much more flirtatious with Lee when she took to the stage as a presenter. Lee whistled at his ex-wife from his seat, causing Anderson to shoot back, "Stop it, Tommy."

Despite the seriousness of what took place, Jamie Foxx attempted to lighten the mood by joking to the audience to "stop the white-on-white crime," while Diddy brought a more sobering message, telling the Pearl Theater crowd to "end the violence."

State News / Re: Fatal Jail Fire
« on: September 11, 2007, 02:30:17 AM »
Note to self, if locked in anything, do not start a fire in it.
It was reported on the news tonight that the inmates did start the fire.

National News / Kid Rock and Tommy Lee fight at MTV VMAs
« on: September 10, 2007, 04:26:24 AM »
Kid Rock and Tommy Lee fight at MTV VMAs
LAS VEGAS - Not only rappers fight at award shows: Kid Rock and Tommy Lee tussled in the audience at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night.
MTV VJ Sway said on the post-show that he saw Kid Rock walk up to the Motley Crue drummer, who was sitting next to Diddy, and "deck him." The incident was confirmed by Palms Hotel and Casino public relations representative Larry Fink.
Both Lee and Kid Rock are ex-husbands of Pamela Anderson, who was a presenter at the show and delivered her lines from atop a table in the audience. Although it was not clear whether the two rockers were fighting over Anderson, it was hard to imagine another scenario.
The incident provided a lot of mock rebukes from the hip-hoppers in attendance.
"They say it's only rappers," said Sway. "I told you rockers fight too."
Diddy noted: "It's not just the hip-hop artists that sometimes have a problem."
Jamie Foxx took it still further: "Stop all this white-on-white violence."

Local News / Re: Justice for domestic violence??
« on: September 09, 2007, 04:41:03 PM »
Works for me.
Why isn't the quote thing working?

I see.  That makes sense. 

Local News / Re: Justice for domestic violence??
« on: September 09, 2007, 03:38:03 PM »
And it named him. No one has even been named in this one. I just don't see where it has crossed any boundaries of common sense for removal. The person who wrote this may be just as guilty a the person she writes about, and perhaps she will learn something from this, but I don't know that answer to that, nor do I know if it's true at all. She feels the need to discuss it here, maybe it's therapeutic for her. Maybe it is just revenge, again, I do not know the answer to that..

No, I don't suppose that, but if my memory serves me correctly you removed posts about former Chief Mitchell because of the fallacy of the content.

Local News / Re: Justice for domestic violence??
« on: September 09, 2007, 03:29:30 PM »
Actually I'd like to correct that statement, it goes more like this.

Censor them.
How dare you censor me.
Censor them.
How dare you censor me.
Censor them.
How dare you censor me.
Censor them.
How dare you censor me.

Local News / Re: Justice for domestic violence??
« on: September 09, 2007, 03:26:23 PM »
I know nothing about the situation as most don't. Police have problems just like the general population, should we pretend they don't?

That's not why I posted that. :-)  I just think this looks absurd and doesn't help the cause of trying to get a LE tax passed if we have comments like this floating around, especially with so many 1/2 truths.

I also know the situation and it's just ridiculous, the whole thing is ridiculous.

Local News / Re: Justice for domestic violence??
« on: September 09, 2007, 03:18:57 PM »
So people on the dark side can say, "There he goes censoring again?" They do it too, but it's different when I do. LOL
Censor them.
Don't censor them.
Censor them.
Don't censor them.
Censor them.
Don't censor them.
Censor them.
Don't censor them.
I get confused.
I don't see any names mentioned. I see nothing libelous about that. Maybe you should add a poll to this thread, and after 2 days I will go with the results of it.
Hey Rick, Is there any way you would just delete this thread?  It makes all officers in the county look bad.  This is not the place to discuss this.

Agree, not enough population to support it either.

I think people in that "generation" have kind of grown past the "night club" scene. 

Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: September 08, 2007, 10:50:32 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #37, Week of Sept. 10 to 14, 2007
Welcome aboard for another trip through Pulaski County with the Deputies of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. We had a very good week. In fact we had a great week. So we shall start today with the August Dispatch totals. We recorded a total of 7,242 telephone calls, which brings the yearly total to 44,437. We had a total of 2,315 people at the front window and the yearly total now stands at 14,216. The Dispatch unit recorded 54 animal calls, with 285 for the year. And they located 7 people with warrants at the front window in August, which brings the total to 23 for the year. Please remember that we have not been tracking the animal calls and arrest warrants for the entire year. So those numbers are not complete.
And speaking of Dispatch I had the great pleasure to send out a very nice news release on the work of our Dispatch section this past week. Many people are probably not aware that we operate a terminal on the MULES network. That stands for Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System. Or MULES for the short version. This is a statewide/nationwide linking of computers associated with every law enforcement agency in the United States. If you have a scanner then you constantly hear the Dispatch people running license plate numbers, driver license numbers and so forth but what you do not hear is the behind the scene work associated with this effort.
For example if the court issues an arrest warrant on a person our Dispatch people must enter this information into the system. In some respects the information that is entered is sensitive in nature and I am not going to post details except to say that a number of cross reference checks must be made for each and every warrant that is entered into the system. Exact codes and reference numbers must be entered to meet the system requirements. And then for each type of entry there is a follow up period where the warrant or other type of entry must be validated as active and all information associated with that warrant re-checked to insure that all information is still current. Last year our Dispatch section had over 280,000 MULES transactions.
All of this adds up to a lot of chances to make a mistake when the information is first entered into the system or whenever it is validated. The Missouri State Highway Patrol administers the MULES network and every three years their Communications Division visits each agency in the state for an audit. We had ours on Thursday of this past week and we came away with a grand total score of 96%. If I make the statement that I am happy and proud that would be a severe understatement on my part. I am so totally overjoyed that I do not know how to express the pride. We have a great bunch of people in our Communication section. I already knew that but now I suspect everyone else has a clue.
The reason this is so great is because the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is sort of like a triangle. We have three sides to the department and they are; Patrol, Dispatch, and Jail. If you remove any one of the three or if any one of the three is weak and ineffective then the entire department suffers. Maybe even falls flat on its face. So the outstanding score by Dispatch is reason to celebrate.
In addition to the MULES audit we also faced the State Auditors twice this past week. They came in on Tuesday morning to give me our final report but we hit a snag when I provided them with a document that changed things a bit so they came back on Thursday and we went through the information once again. They cautioned me not to use any information about the audit in the public eye because the report in not final until reviewed and signed by the State Auditor and is subject to change. So all I will say is that if it continues as we left it on Thursday then we will have had a very good audit. The final report should be out by the second week of October and I will have more to say at that time.
In other news the new jail van is almost ready. Capt. Cristoffer had to take it to Eldon last week to get the radio installed. The only thing left to install is the inmate cage. And we caught a bit of a break here because we were able to recycle on old cage from a Chevrolet vehicle into the new Ford. All we have to do is weld one extra support onto the cage and it is ready to install. I suspect Capt. Cristoffer is probably doing that this weekend and it may be ready to roll on Monday of this upcoming week.
On Tuesday we completed a special operation using the members of our Reserve Detective Unit. We served a Federal arrest warrant at a car lot on Mo. 17 near Buckhorn. The arrest went off without a hitch, no incidents or injury. At the time of the arrest we found cocaine on the arrested person and we were able to apply for a search warrant for the premises. The application for the search warrant was granted by our circuit court and that search was also successful with an addition firearm, more narcotics and paraphernalia discovered. All in all we had a very good day on this operation.
I think I failed to mention that the calls for service/case number for this week stood at 6,076 early on Saturday morning the 8th. Since we still have almost four full months to go in the year I suspect we shall break last years total and set a new high record for calls.
I believe that I have reached the end of another column. I seem to be over on words and I am out of things to write about. We would like to ask you to please drive careful and please stay legal. We do have room for you in the jail and the lights are on!

Local News / Re: Law Enforcement Forum
« on: September 08, 2007, 03:23:04 AM »
Maybe because it is the Waynesville - St.Robert Chamber.
Why isn't Richland, Crocker, & Dixon included? 

Restaurant Opinion / Re: Chopstix
« on: September 08, 2007, 02:43:12 AM »
That is for "to go" buffet orders. It is free with buffet. It does have a sign there saying something like, 10.00 extra for to go orders. So it would be 16 to 18 dollars for a whole to go tray full of sushi. That's cheap if you think about it.

They are the best.  Food is ALWAYS fresh.  Never seen it dried up like in some other places.  Their Philadelphia roll is really good.  YUM.  My only complaint is that if you get the buffet to go you have to pay $10.00 more if you get anything off the sushi bar.  I only wanted two pieces.  Needless to say I didn't get them.  But put that aside and it is the best food, service, prices in the area.

« on: September 08, 2007, 02:34:29 AM »
Wanted to go but I guess I am a fair weather fan.

Local News / Bank Robery in Springfield
« on: September 08, 2007, 02:12:25 AM »
Another robber hits a bank in Springfieldby KY3 NewsAnother Bank of America/FBI/KY3By Gene Hartley
SPRINGFIELD -- A man robbed the Bank of America branch on Glenstone Avenue at Battlefield Road on Thursday afternoon. Tellers told police that he walked in, showed a note, pulled a gun, got some money and left on foot. ----
Edited FBI news release:
On Thursday, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a man walked into the Bank of America at 2940 S. Glenstone Avenue. The man displayed a pre-written bank robbery demand note. The teller complied and provided the robber with some money. The note said the robber had a gun but he didn’t show it. The robber fled around the west side of the bank
Anyone with information about this bank robbery can call the Springfield Police Department at (417)-864-1810 or the FBI at (417)-882-3303. The robber could be armed and dangerous.
The robber is white, about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6, about 160 pounds, has short sandy blonde hair with unshaven facial hair, could be in his late 40s, and was wearing a dark baseball cap with an unknown logo on the front, a dark short-sleeve collared shirt, black sunglasses, black or blue jeans, and tennis shoes.

Things that make you go HMMMM / Drive by Lowe's at night.
« on: September 08, 2007, 01:10:54 AM »
If you drive by Lowe's at night part of the light on the sign is partly out. It now says Love's..